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|Fisk Tire BoyRural Hall, NC||Chip'sEdneyville, NC||TeeKenly, NC|
The Fisk Tire Boy once stood on the roof of a Fisk Tire store. He held a giant tire over his right shoulder and a candle in his left hand. The Tire Boy was designed by Norman Rockwell. He first appeared in advertising in 1907, using the slogan "Time to Re-Tire". I believe this statue is from the 1950s. The building, last used as the Green Front Service Station, is now vacant. There are other examples of these statues in Flint, MI and in Detroit, MI. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3.
This Chip's figure has been converted into a cowboy. He was used in advertising by the hamburger chain starting in 1965. There are several other fiberglass statues at Bub Hyder's Ranch including International Fiberglass Indian and Paul Bunyan statues.
Tee is a former Tastee Freez statue. She is installed on the roof of Donnie's Corvette Specialists. The owners acquired the statue from a local Tastee Freez in 1982 and added this oil drum hat. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.
Morehead City, NC
|King Neptune is installed next to the Olympic Dive Center. This statue was originally at a motel in Atlantic Beach, NC. It's been moved a couple times since then. There was another of these Neptune statues in Raleigh, NC that has been destroyed. Another one in Lake Hopatcong, NJ still exists.|